Pediatric Ophthalmology

 

Children who struggle to read or remain on task may have undiagnosed vision problems. Your child's eyes should be examined during pediatric appointments. Vision testing should be conducted around age 3.

At Great Lakes Eye Institute, we specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of children's vision problems in a way that makes them feel relaxed and comfortable. Our entire team of professionals is devoted to providing compassionate care and exceptional pediatric services including...

  • Regular eye exams.
  • Performing surgery, microsurgery, and laser surgery (for problems including weak eye muscles, crossed eyes, wandering eyes, blocked tear ducts, retinal problems, and infections).
  • Diagnosing problems of the eye caused by diseases of the body such as diabetes or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and other medical and neurological diseases.
  • Diagnosing visual processing disorders.
  • Care for eye injuries.
  • Prescriptions and supplying eyeglasses and contact lenses.

Clearly, The Best Care In Sight - For Your Children

If your pediatrician suggests that your child have his or her eyes checked, be assured that Great Lakes Eye Institute offers the widest range of treatment options, the most advanced technology, the most extensively trained and board certified eye care professionals, and experience that counts in treating children's vision disorders.

Children's Eye Health Facts

  • According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly 25 percent of school-age children have vision problems.
  • Close to 1 in 20 children from ages three to five have a vision problem that could result in permanent vision loss if left untreated.
  • 80 percent of preschoolers do not receive vision screenings. Your child's eyes should be examined during regular pediatric appointments. Vision testing should be conducted around age three.
  • Eye injuries are one of the leading causes of vision loss in children. There are an estimated 42,000 sports-related eye injuries each year.
  • Parents should talk to their children about the importance of eye safety and what they can do in order to protect their eyes such as wearing protective eyewear when participating in sports.